Ticonderoga No. 2 HB pencils feature a satin-smooth finish that enhances writing comfort. Finish contains Microban antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of odor-causing, stain-causing bacteria on the pencil. Exclusive graphite-core formula gives you extra-smooth performance. Top quality, latex-free eraser provides easy, clean corrections. PMA certified nontoxic, No. 2 soft pencils are crafted with premium wood from well-managed forests.